RYA Interactive online courses

Online courses from the RYA.

With Buzz Active you can now complete a range of RYA interactive courses from the comfort of your own home.

Essential Navigation and Seamanship.

In this interactive online course you can take modules in sections at your leisure. All supporting material is either supplied or available as an electronic resource.

offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. In fact it’s for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing our on-the-water training, such as the Powerboat Level 2, Start Yachting and Helmsman courses.

It’s a highly informative course with lots of opportunities for you to put your new found knowledge into practice. If you decide to take the course online, you will find many interactive exercises to help reinforce the information and lots of chances to try out what you’ve learned.

Course topics include:
Charts and Publications
Engine checks
Tidal awareness
Visual and electronic navigation
Rules of the road
Weather forecasts
Passage planning.


Safe and Fun- Safeguarding Awareness.

It is important that all RYA instructors, coaches and trainers, and anyone working with children or vulnerable adults at an RYA organisation conduct themselves appropriately. Those involved in coaching or instructing are required to adhere to the RYA Code of Conduct, but this is a standard appropriate to anyone working in an RYA environment, regardless of their role. With this great online interactive course you can learn the essential information to protect you and those around you while in a sailing setting. This is the pre course requirement for aspirant instructors.


Professional Practices and Responsibilities.

he PPR course is for skippers and crew using RYA qualifications to allow them to work commercially. As such, it is written mainly from the point of view of UK legislation and concentrates on your place in the international maritime environment as a UK certificate holder. However, it also explains the need to look beyond UK rules and regulations and take into consideration the requirements of the flag and port state.

Teaching scenarios throughout the course are based on a variety of boats, both sail and power. It may be that you have experience on none of the boats used, but that will not affect your ability to do the course as no specialist knowledge of any type of vessel is required – the same rules and regulations apply regardless of your type of boat or operation.


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